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20 Mother daughter bucket list ideas

Bucket list ideas.

bucket list ideas

Hello all, today I wanted to share some amazing bucket list ideas. I’m a mom of two daughters and I’ve always wanted to create the best mother daughter bucket list to actually accomplish and do together.

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I want them to look back on time with mom and really appreciate the thought I put into creating these memories, if that makes any sense. So, I went ahead and compiled a list of my 20 mother daughter ideas for a bucket list.

I have already done quite a few of these, but they don’t need to be done just once! Some of these ideas are just a good way to spend some quality time together.

20 mother daughter bucket list ideas.

  • Bake brownies together. Baking is so fun.

You don’t need to just make brownies, it can be any good bakery treat. It’s pretty hard to try to make cookies with my toddler, so I would save this for when your child is a little older.

It’s fun to mix ingredients together and wait as the yummy treats get warm in the oven! Baking together is especially fun and comforting to do together on rainy days and cold weather.

  • Head to your local book store, pick out books together, and read there.

I personally love to grab my kiddo a hot chocolate and a pastry there too. Barnes and Nobles have stuffed animals, planners, books, and even crafts to choose from.

Heading over there for a great reading time is always a good idea. You can never go wrong with Barnes and Nobles.

Again, I’d wait to go when your child is a little older. I’ve taken them various times when little and wow, it’s quite a handful.

Honestly, I can’t remember a time I’ve gone to the bookstore without my husband helping me when they were little.

Spending time together builds memories that last a lifetime.

  • Go to your local movie drive- thru.

Wait until they’re playing a movie your child REALLY wants to see and head over there, get some popcorn and drinks, and watch a movie.

  • Build sandcastles together at the beach.

I like to make a day out of this one, what parent doesn’t? The beach is an awesome place to go! I bring all the beach toys and have lunch or dinner (whatever time we head over there) and eat there too.

  • Go have dinner together at your child’s favorite restaurant.


  • Teach your child to braid your hair and braid her hair too!

Try out different hairstyles on each other. Personally, this is a favorite of mine because then Eva will tell me which hairstyles are her favorites (they change all of the time) and I do those for her for school.

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More bucket list ideas.

  • Read the Bible together.

Once again, this is probably better for when your child is a little older and able to ask questions and converse about the Bible.

I like to do just prayers when they’re younger and they have memorized their prayers. If you don’t have a good Bible that fits your needs, shop the link here to get your Bible:

  • Make bracelets together.
  • Cook dinner together and let her pick her favorite meal to help make.
  • Create a book together and draw pictures.

I really like this idea and plan on doing it soon because the other day at the Target dollar spot, I saw four cute blank owl notebooks for a dollar. A dollar?! Super inexpensive.

I’m planning on picking those up soon and creating some books with Eva, she loves doing this and it’s interesting to see what she comes up with. Also, this helps her practice writing her sentences a lot.

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The rest of the bucket list ideas.

  • Make your own movie container tray and put popcorn and goodies in it.

This is something I have been wanting to try for so long! I’ve seen some inexpensive containers at the Dollar Tree and I’ve been wanting to pick them up ASAP for the girls and make a delicious movie container tray for them.

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  • Play a matching game.

You can find a lot of cheap kid card games at the Dollar Tree. Personally, I’d rather get them there because they always end up lost in my home. The girls usually lose them.

  • Play hide and seek indoors.
  • Go to a really fun local park.
  • Go to Starbucks for a hot chocolate and a yummy treat. Eva’s favorite!

Build memories that are worthwhile.

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  • Do your nails together.

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  • Go on a hike together.

We do this one a lot! But, we go on family hikes. My husband enjoys hiking with us a lot. It’s such a beautiful family time that I treasure.

  • Craft together and get some ideas off of Pinterest.

I did this SO much when Eva was a toddler. That’s probably why she loves to craft so much, like her mama.

I didn’t like buying expensive craft supplies from Michael’s because we’d end up throwing the crafts away and only keeping the special ones throughout the years. So, shopping at the Dollar Tree

made the most sense at the time, and still does! There are also cute crafts already ready to go at the Target dollar spot too. Pick a lot!

  • Go to the movies.
  • Feed the ducks.


There you have it, that’s my version of a fun bucket list to get through with my kids.

Some of these seem so simple, but my kids really appreciate the time and effort I put into this! It’s not really necessarily important to my kids how simple these ideas are.

If I put time and effort into them, they really love that. Something even as simple as going to the movies, is as fun as you make it.

For example, you can go matching together and put on a little makeup, and just make it fun. Spending time with her is priority and makes your baby feel special. Like you want to go have a good time with her. That means a lot.

I think these ideas for spending time with your daughter shouldn’t just be for once in a blue moon, I really believe these should just be weekly type of ideas.

I do this ALL the time with my kids! Have fun mama, and make these ideas yours. Leave me comments down below if you have tried out any of these ideas. I love reading about the fun memories you create with your kids!

Until next time,



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  1. Awesome post! Keep up the great work! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. admin says:

      Thanks so much!

  2. I have a boy therefore making a couple of changes here and there, but great ideas. We so need to do special things with our little ones. The bond that it creates is fantastic. Great post, thank you.

    1. admin says:

      Yes and the memories are well worth it. I like to come up with new things my girls want to do according to what they like (it changes every year) but mostly I always snap a picture. I just like to have the photos close to me โ™ก Thanks so much for reading.

  3. This was great! Iโ€™m definitely saving this post. Thanks for the ideas. ๐Ÿ˜Š

    1. admin says:

      Aw thanks. I love these ideas too โ™ก Mostly I love snapping a photo of the memory!

  4. What a great post! I also have two daughters, and have already done a few of these ideas , i enjoy the bond i have with my girls and i know they will have happy memories that last a lifetime. Kids wont rremember your messy house uuntidy hair or perfect nails, but they will remember the quality time you had together.

    1. So true! My kids just want time with mom. It’s beautiful, which is why I try to take as many pictures as possible, so I can look back on the memories. Time passes by so quickly!

  5. Andy Borg says:

    Experiencing all the above ideas with my grand daughter. We also ho fishing together, do some gardening too and go to the chapel to say a short prayer together. Through her I find so much hapoiness !

    1. admin says:

      Aw, so wonderful!

  6. Angela Higazi says:

    I low your list. One thing i would like to do is a mother daughter notebook or guided journal we can pass back and forth.

    1. admin says:

      Thatโ€™s the cutest idea Iโ€™ve ever read!!! Iโ€™m so gonna do that with my girls ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿฅฐ

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